Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Scout II

On the one hand, a number of factors seem likely to make Harper Lee's recently-discovered manuscript Go Set a Watchman not as good as her famed To Kill a Mockingbird. As the ABC story notes, the more famous manuscript required quite a bit of editing, and Lee herself is not really capable, health-wise, of interacting with an editor to help make this new one both ready for publication and representative of her own voice for her characters.

On the other hand, with a sequel more or less from Lee's own hand, we can be spared from crap like this being done to Scout, Jem and Atticus.

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